Whitehorse Daily Star

Yukoners receiving carbon tax rebates

Yukoners began receiving their first carbon price rebates of $43 last Thursday.

By Whitehorse Star on November 4, 2019

Yukoners began receiving their first carbon price rebates of $43 last Thursday.

Yukoners are automatically eligible if they filed a 2018 Yukon income tax return, and will receive $43 each. The Canada Revenue Agency is issuing payments by direct deposit or cheque.

Families receive their rebate as a combined payment per household.

For married and common-law partners, a combined rebate will be paid to the person who filed his or her 2018 tax return first. Yukoners with dependent children will receive a payment that includes a rebate for each child.

Yukoners will receive their second rebate payment of $43 on April 30, 2020. Premier and Finance Minister 
Sandy Silver announced last week the quarterly rebate beginning in July 2020 will be $48.

Yukoners living outside Whitehorse will receive an additional supplement of 10 per cent, or $4.80 for a total quarterly payment of $52.80.

Rebate payments will increase with the federal price on pollution. The rebate will return proportionally more, on average, than individuals pay in carbon pricing levies, Silver said.

“Our made-in-Yukon carbon rebate is designed to be revenue neutral and returns more money on average than Yukoners pay in levies,” he said. “It supports us all to make choices for a greener future for our territory.”

The Yukon government’s carbon price rebate is the result of discussions with Yukoners, governments and industry over the last two years, the government said.

Comments (25)

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Groucho d'North on Nov 10, 2019 at 2:40 pm

"If we choose only to expose ourselves to opinions and viewpoints that are in line to our own, we become more polarized, more set in our own ways. It will only reinforce and deepen the political divides in our country. But if we choose to actively seek out information that challenges our assumptions and beliefs, perhaps we can begin to understand where the people who disagree with us are coming from." Barack Obama
I would not consider myself a fan of Obama - but he did have some wise words to ponder.

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Lynx on Nov 9, 2019 at 11:40 am

See this is why no one can take your ramblings seriously. You actually posted Rebel Media as one of your sources. What's next, Breitbart?

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drum on Nov 8, 2019 at 11:10 pm

You do not think it costs more to deposit the money in your bank account instead of producing a cheque. Think about it - we have now created a whole new department in the government to administer this nonsense. How many new employees did they need to hire to make this happen. They cannot even figure out how to pay their present employees with the screwed pay system they already have, It is all Smoke and Mirrors. I do not believe one thing this present government tries to tell us. They cannot even balance their own bank account!!!!

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Tina on Nov 8, 2019 at 10:46 pm

Geez, thanks for the $43. $8 of it went on my monthly heat bill. Yes, I keep the heat down. That $43 doesn't even cover a month of the extra money I have to spend just to maintain/ reduce even.

We are not the problem - stop taxing. There's nothing left! Trudeau says drive less... wth? Has he reduced or even think about it?

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Groucho d'North on Nov 8, 2019 at 12:07 pm

@Juniper Jackson
As Mel Brooks said...It's good to be the King.

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Juniper Jackson on Nov 7, 2019 at 2:49 pm

The carbon tax is only for the working poor, and upper working poor..used to be called the middle class..

Mr. Trudeau, the POS that dreamed up this money grab scheme, https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/malcolm-two-plane-trudeaus-hypocrisy-knows-no-bounds took 2 jets all over the country. Several times he took 2 jets from one airport in Quebec to another airport in Quebec, because he didn't want the traffic.. AND, he bought an offset so he can pollute all he wants. When asked about this fuel waste ($14,000.00 an hour) Mr. Trudeau said, its ok for me to take 2 jets because I paid the "carbon offset" (whatever the hell that is). But it means that if you are rich, you just keep on racking up the carbon footprint because You Have An Offset. I am not rich, I can't go buy more fuel because I paid for an offset. It's the working taxpayer that is paying.. a welfare check? I paid that too.. they also get a rebate check.. no where near what it's costing us.. anyone buy groceries lately?

We are supposed to buy cheaper food and wear sweaters. Mr. Trudeau spent $8,000 in one month on gourmet foods for his family of 5. And $354,000 on 5 flights just for food and booze. Who is really paying for that? Among the taxpayers, are the rich paying for that? Hmmmm the Paradise Papers got pretty quiet after people in the Cabinet's names turned up hiding their money there.. So, if it wasn't the filthy rich, and it wasn't the welfare... person.. who is it? The same person that is paying the carbon tax. Those who have one of those job things..working has gone apparently gone out of style.

Our leaders should lead by example.. and maybe he is..
https://twitter.com/cpc_hq/status/1183027202276900865?lang=en (Trudeau, put a sweater on if you can't afford to heat your home)

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/last-election-brought-a-change-of-flavour-to-the-prime-ministers-residence " ran an account at an upscale meat store, Your Corner Butcher on York Street $854 in June.. but I'm supposed to eat tofu and non meat products). Such a hypocrite.



I could post more url's but these should give readers a start if they wanted to research for themselves. My $43 came in, I'm going to fritter it away on a piece of meat while I still can.

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tagish resident on Nov 7, 2019 at 6:32 am

Looking at all the thumbs up and down shows the carbon tax is supported buy a small minority and does absolutely nothing towards helping the environment. Administration fees probably cost more to produce that silly little check.

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Moose on Nov 6, 2019 at 8:56 pm

@Drum - Anyone who gets direct deposit from the CRA when filing their taxes will also have their rebate deposited the same way - no physical cheque. If you do receive a cheque, go online and signup for direct deposit. It's really not that complicated if you are concerned.

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MC on Nov 6, 2019 at 3:42 pm

Oh Dave, you are such a rebel! Women swoon at your sight. Children wish to be just like you!

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drum on Nov 6, 2019 at 11:19 am

It costs more to produce the cheque - our taxpayers money paying to produce the cheque that does nothing for the environment in the first place. It could only happen in Canada!!!!!!!!!

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Flat Earth Society on Nov 6, 2019 at 5:33 am

The carbon tax was designed to make consumers more aware of their fossil fuel usage habits and thereby limit those excesses where possible which in turn will slow down global warming. The against everything people will hypocritically speak out against this concept while rushing to cash their rebate cheques. This is not a falsely claimed by conservatives Government money grab and it's why the bozos lost the election.

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Henry Wensleydale on Nov 5, 2019 at 9:24 pm

The Liberal version of the G.S.T. that the CONSERVATIVES created back in the day
(still get 4 rebates a year from that)

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huh... "does short math" on Nov 5, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Tax is .0537 per litre of diesel.
801 litres of diesel (if you use diesel)

Tax is .0442 per litre of regular
bout 975 litres of regular

so average consumption = 3.62 litres a day
so 1321 litres per person ( 3.62 x 365) in a year (that is for regular)

so the government has kept: 346 litres worth of rebates
so: 346 x.0442 = 15.29 per person

... there is a bunch more that needs to be factored in. But all of "what needs to be factored in" falls in favour for the government. I.E. the minimum that the government is keeping per person is about $15.30
Not revenue neutral.
Go ahead, prove me wrong.

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Dave on Nov 5, 2019 at 3:29 pm

I’m going to buy $43 worth of diesel and put it in a barrel. Then I’ll flick a match and watch the black smoke billowing up in the air while raising my hand to give Trudeau and Liberal voters the one finger salute.

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Bandit on Nov 5, 2019 at 12:32 pm

@ Groucho d 'North
You should have paid a little more attention in math class. $43.00 divided by $.05 equals 860 liters. If what your'e referring to is an extra $.05 per liter on your 215 liters of gas purchases since July 1st that works out to $10.75 and if you've only bought 215 liters since July 1st, I want to know what you drive because I want one.

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Maths Hard on Nov 5, 2019 at 12:17 pm

Hey Groucho... it's actually 860 liters. $43/0.05 = 860

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Max Mack on Nov 5, 2019 at 11:14 am

How about some hard-hitting journalism underscoring the subtleties of the carbon tax, how it actually affects ordinary Canadians in reality, and the myth of CO2 reduction by taxing Yukoner's fossil fuel use?

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Jim on Nov 5, 2019 at 9:52 am

Wow! I can hardly wait for this lottery cheque to show up at my door. A whole $43, are you kidding? That amounts to about the same as the amount of carbon tax on 1 tank of home heating oil. I guess if one were to turn the heat way down and bundle up inside, you might make it till the new year. What about the gas for your car, transportation for everything else that comes up the highway? How exactly is this revenue neutral for the taxpayers? Sure it’s revenue neutral for the government, but it’s more of a wealth redistribution tax than anything else. Designed in the Yukon. Maybe if they worked a little harder at the design, we could be like NWT and not pay carbon tax on home heating. Not even sure if Yukon Energy is tax exempt on all the diesel they will burn this winter. Will electricity increase? Sure, YTG is going to pay it. What a bunch of stand up guys. It’s our frigging money you dolts. So other than making the average Yukoner poorer, what green projects that benefit us is on deck?

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Matthew on Nov 5, 2019 at 5:07 am

I love how they think were getting a "rebate"! HA! So let's say you gather ingredients and buy them for a pie. The gov takes the pie hot from the oven, slice you 1/16th of it and take 15/16th and say, here's a piece of pie for you, even though entire pie was yours.. there is 1 thing we can trust and that's the government with money..HA history has only proven so.. wake up people, we will be paying HUNDREDS more, each this year, numbers will almost double every year, on top of 50% of us living pay to pay and young people priced out of home ownership, food bank use on the rise, but hey, slap the citizens with a bank breaking carbon tax, good idea.. NOT!

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jc on Nov 4, 2019 at 9:04 pm

I'm still totally bewildered by the whole thing!

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Always Questions on Nov 4, 2019 at 7:10 pm

Got it, but if you are giving it back to me, why did you even take it in the first place?

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Mick on Nov 4, 2019 at 4:01 pm

Is it safe to assume all the CONservatives will not accept this rebate purely on principle?

Oh wait.....hahahahaa

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Groucho d'North on Nov 4, 2019 at 3:56 pm

I know how the carbon tax was taken from me: $0.05 per litre since July 1st. I'd also like to know how this rebate was calculated, because $43 is only for 215 litres.
Show the math Mr. Silver- you said Yukoners would get back all the tax we paid, The GST is also not covered by this rebate attempt.

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Yukoner on Nov 4, 2019 at 3:45 pm

What a waste of time.. wake up, if you are going to implement this program at least do something with the proceeds. How can the government on one hand declare a climate emergency and on the other give rebate back to people on the carbon tax so that on average they get more money back.

Use this money to fund some sort of green initiative, anything, retrofits, solar panels, buses, a fricking hamster running on a wheel hooked up to a generator.

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Davis on Nov 4, 2019 at 2:36 pm

Awesome. "Our made-in-Yukon carbon rebate is designed to be revenue neutral and returns more money on average than Yukoners pay in levies. It supports us all to make choices for a greener future for our territory.” - how can you possibly argue with that?

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